Motus CHT Receives Recognition for Novel Contributions

Warren based Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Kay Macconnachie, provides insight on hand injuries and recovery for famous author.


In his most recent book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives recognition to Warren Certified Hand Therapist, Kay MacConnachie. His acknowledgement reads “…many thanks to the following people for help and inspiration in creating this book: First, from the research areas: Kay MacConnachie, occupational therapist and clinical manager at Motus Rehabilitation in Warren, Michigan, whose work with patients recovering from hand replantation helped paint a vivid portrait of the emotional and physical scars that followed Annie her entire life…”

As told by Kay, a few years ago, she received a call from Albom’s editor inquiring about hand injuries, procedures and rehabilitation for the book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. In this novel, the main character suffers a hand injury and the author wanted knowledge from a hand expert to gain accurate information for the character; they came across Kay. After answering some questions and giving detailed information about hand affliction, Kay had contributed the material they needed. Roughly a year later, Albom’s representative reached out to Kay again to ask for more information, specifically related to hand reattachment surgery and recovery, for a character in his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, a continuation of the 2003 bestseller, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Kay MacConnachie has been with Motus Rehabilitation for 26 years and is not only recognized as in expert in her field through her certifications and licenses, but also by her colleagues, former patients, and now, the literary community. You can schedule an occupational therapy appointment with Kay and hear all about her story by calling our Warren clinic: 586-573-8890.

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